This was a wonderful story of two women's lives that have suffered in extremely different ways but trying to find new meaning in life and self discovery later in life. I think we as moms, especially single moms, all go through something similar to what Flora experiences, when our kids have grown and are gone. We look for meaning, a new adventure, to know we still have worth and value now that our mothering days are over. This can be especially true if your relationships area fractured with your children as they are with Flora.
Interwoven in the book is the story of Charlotte and her mother. Charlotte was killed by her father at the age of 2, who then took his own life. Suzanna finds herself with no husband, no daughter and unanswered questions. Struggling to find her place in her new world and circumstances she struggles with depression, guilt and the difficulty of moving on. Without giving anything away in the book I was really hoping for a different ending with Charlotte and her mother.
I will say that this book started off pretty slow for me, picked up half way through and then really soared home. I enjoyed getting to know Flora and Phillip and seeing how that relationship progressed and grew. This book will pull at any woman's heart strings and worth the read.
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